Electric vehicle startup Orange EV gets its first orders

Orange EV, a startup company making heavy-duty electric vehicles, says it is filling its first orders — for manufacturing and distribution facilities in Chicago. The financial terms and customer identities were not disclosed, though the buyers might make announcements after the vehicles have been in service awhile.  Orange EV, which has focused on retrofitting terminal trucks with its electric motors, said the orders were an important step after announcing in April that its vehicles were commercially available.